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CSC-UPC Scholarships for joint PhD programs 2021-2022

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in accordance with the principles of equality and mutual benefit agree to establish a collaborative arrangement for the purposes of providing high quality research training to qualified students from Chinese universities and research institutions with the aim of developing research collaborations.

CSC will support to the selected students from Chinese Institutions to take a joint PhD program study at UPC with a maximum of 20 scholarships.

The selected students will study and carry out research at UPC for 12-24 months as joint PhD students.


1. General Criteria

Interested students from China can apply for a scholarship to develop research as a joint PhD student at UPC-BarcelonaTech following the subsequent steps:

1.1 Check the PhD website to choose the degree you would like to study:

https://doctorat.upc.edu/en/programmes

1.2  Check the general access requirements:

https://doctorat.upc.edu/en/future-doctoral-candidates/access-and-admission

 

1.3 Send the requested documents to the PhD coordinator. The contact details are available on the website of the program.

1.4 In some cases, the coordinator might ask you to register in the UPC pre-enrollment system. In this case, please fill the registration form and send all the relevant documents in accordance with the instructions of the PhD program.

 

Please, you must clearly indicate that you are applying for a joint PhD UPC-CSC scholarship


1.5 Once you get confirmation that you are accepted to study the PhD, the programme coordinator will send your admission letter, your detailed CV in English and your e-mail and postal address to:  

UPC International Relations Bureau

mob.int@upc.edu

in charge of validate your application.

1.6 International Relations Bureau will send you the official admission letter by e-mail.

1.7 The deadline to ask for the official admission letter at UPC is on March 22th 2021.

1.8 Then you can apply for the admission to the CSC grants in China according with their deadline.


2. Once you have been awarded the scholarship, you should consider the following steps

2.1 Ask for information at the Spanish Consulate to obtain a student's visa for Spain. Please take into account that the procedure may take at least two to three months.

2. 2 Contact the International Students Office of UPC by e-mail:

mob.int@upc.edu

to ask for the letter about accommodation that the Consulate will require from you. The International Students Office, if your send them your complete name, address, your passport number and a copy of your admission at UPC, may issue a letter for you stating that you will count with the help of an agency, RESA Housing , to find accommodation in Barcelona. Spanish Consulates usually accept these letters as a proof of accommodation.